The Governor’s office says that the salaries of GovGuam employees and private sector employees are not comparable.
A recent report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that GovGuam employees make more than private sector employees. However, the Governor’s Spokeswoman Oyoal Ngiririkl says that the report includes salaries of GovGuam supervisors but does not include the salaries of private sector supervisors.
“You can also see this in GovGuam numbers because it’s been harder to attract people you know coming from the private sector,” said Ngiririkl.
In fact, the Governor’s spokeswoman says that GovGuam needs to do a triennial wage study that is both required by law and necessary in order to keep and recruit the best employees for GovGuam.